Water your lawn only when it needs it.
- Deep-soak your lawn. Water it long enough
for the moisture to soak down to the roots where
it will do the most good. A light sprinkling
just evaporates quickly and encourages shallow
- Do not water at the hottest part of the
day. Early morning is better than evening,
which can encourage fungus growth. This
practice also avoids excess evaporation and any
potential harm to your lawn.
- Plant drought-resistant trees and
shrubs. Many require far less watering than
- Layer mulch at the base of your trees
and plants. This will slow evaporation of
moisture and discourage weed growth.
- Make sure when the sprinklers are on,
they cover just the lawn and garden, not the
sidewalk or driveway--this is a waste of water.
- When washing the car, use a bucket
for soapy water to wash and only run the hose
- Never use the hose to clean the
driveway or sidewalk. Use a broom and/or rake to
clean leaves and other debris from your driveway
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Typical Uses of Water
- 1 Bath = 42 Gal
- 1 Shower = 17 Gal
- Wash 1 Load of Clothes = 45 Gal
- Flush Toilet = 3 Gal